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King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox (E87)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f3 O-O 6 Be3 e5
7 d5

Number of games in database: 467
Years covered: 1931 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 49.7%
   Black wins 25.7%
   Draws 24.6%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jan Timman  9 games
Petr Haba  8 games
Ludek Pachman  7 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  18 games
Svetozar Gligoric  12 games
Isaac Boleslavsky  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Z Kiss, 1980
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990
Karpov vs Velimirovic, 1976
Timman vs Kasparov, 1992
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007
Korchnoi vs Stein, 1965
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 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 467  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D D Grigorenko vs Kasparian  ½-½491931Ch URS (1/2 final)E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
2. V Makogonov vs Kasparian  1-0501937URS-ch10E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
3. V Makogonov vs Keres 1-0341940USSR ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
4. E Richter vs A Tikovsky  1-0461942ChocenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
5. Chekhover vs Taimanov  0-1681944URS-ch sfE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
6. Chekhover vs Tolush  0-1811945USSR ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
7. Pirc vs A Bozic  1-0501946YUG-chE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
8. V Makogonov vs Tolush  1-0501947ParnuE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
9. Gligoric vs B H Wood 1-0491948BudapestE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
10. N Kopilov vs Geller 0-1301949USSR ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
11. Simagin vs N Gusev  ½-½491950URS-ch sfE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
12. Chekhover vs Sopkov  1-0341950URS-ch sfE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
13. E Myhre vs Gligoric 0-1351950Dubrovnik OlympiadE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
14. E Myhre vs E E Book  0-1421950Dubrovnik OlympiadE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
15. G Pfeiffer vs Stoltz  1-0251951DortmundE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
16. Boleslavsky vs Keres  1-0641952Training Match TournamentE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
17. H Keller vs J T Barendregt  0-1281952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
18. Petrosian vs Lokvenc 1-0821953AUT-URSE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
19. Boleslavsky vs O Troianescu  ½-½451953BucharestE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
20. O Barda vs G Barcza  0-1441953BucharestE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
21. C H Maderna vs Eliskases  0-1381953Mar del PlataE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
22. Geller vs Gligoric ½-½591953Zurich CandidatesE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
23. Kotov vs Szabo 1-0391953Zurich CandidatesE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
24. Petrosian vs Gligoric 1-0411953Zurich CandidatesE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
25. Kotov vs Gligoric ½-½411953Zurich CandidatesE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-15-09  WhiteRook48: 7...Nh5 8. Qd2 Qh4+ 9. Bf2 Qf4 10. Be3 Qh4+ 11. g3 Nxg3 12. Qf2 Nxf1 13. Qxh4 Nxe3 14. Ke2 Nxc4 leads to an unclear position, with black two points down in material but having secured the bishop pair and white has lost the right to castle.
Jul-31-09  WhiteRook48: Bronstein Variation

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